About Us

All You Need to Know About the CDA Chess Club 

Ready to take your chess game to the next level? Look no further than the CDA Chess Club! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player, our club offers members various benefits and opportunities. So join us and discover why chess is more than just a game. 

Do you know who can join? 

The CDA Chess Club is open to anyone who loves chess! We welcome players of all ages and skill levels, including beginners. We aim to foster an inclusive environment for all types of chess players. So join us and learn the ropes from our seasoned players! We don't require any membership fee or national registration. However, the club does keep track of participation and the general level of success after each meeting. 

How Often Do Meetings Take Place? 

We meet almost every Monday evening from 6:00 p.m.-8 p.m. in the North Idaho Student Union cafeteria, 495 N College Drive, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814. Our meetings are free, but we ask that you RSVP beforehand so we can plan accordingly. Our Beginner's Club meets at the Burger King in Post Falls at 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays. We also hold tournaments with the Idaho Chess Association, and members are encouraged to attend those. 

What Can I Expect at a Meeting? 

It depends on the meeting, but we usually gather and determine who is in attendance and our skill levels. Usually, we have structured pairings so that everyone can play and meet other people in our club. We use a club rating system that compares your results with different known player strengths to find fair pairings for both players. Throughout it all, we strive to create an enjoyable atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable participating and honing their craft. If a player feels uncomfortable playing a competitive chess game, they can bring a friend or play without it being rated if their opponent agrees. At the CDA Chess Club meetings, we strive to create an enjoyable atmosphere for all players regardless of their skill level. We want everyone who joins our club to feel welcomed and included. We also understand that some people may be intimidated by playing in a competitive setting, so we are happy to provide that friendly environment for our members. 

Ready to join us at the CDA Chess Club? 

Sign up today and discover why chess is such a popular game! Our friendly community welcomes everyone—from beginners learning to play to experienced players looking to improve their strategy. With us by your side, you’ll have access to many resources to help you become an even better player than you already are! So what are you waiting for? Sign up and join us this week—we’d love to have you! We find that bringing along a friend will help you blend in during the first few meetings, which would be a great addition. To join our club, fill out the form below!

For more info: info.cdachess@gmail.com,
or leave a message or text at 208-274-5242 


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